This is the special livery with which Valentino Rossi will ride during this weekend's Catalan Grand Prix.

The livery is based on the style and colours of the Italian football team and is being used to celebrate the start of the European Championship.

"Fiat want to show [support] for the Italian football team," said Rossi. "The European Championship starts on Saturday but Italy plays on Monday. I like the bike; it is blue like the Italian jersey. It is quite good."

Rossi will be aiming to extend his world championship lead by taking his fourth victory in a row during Sunday's race.

Spanish team-mate Jorge Lorenzo is riding in standard Fiat Yamaha colours.

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